Top family and learning events in Phoenix this week

If the playground, park and movie routine is getting a little tired, why not do something different with the kids this weekend? From a St. Patrick's Day parade to a horseback riding lesson, these events will win approval from everyone in the family.

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Preparing for the Future: Estate Planning and Special Needs Trust Overview

Join the Law Firm of Emily R. Taylor for a lesson on estate and special needs planning documents, including how to make sure your estate is well-appointed through wills and trusts. The talk will also discuss the steps necessary to grant estate to the community or loved ones. A lunch will also be provided.

When: Friday, March 15, 12-1:30 p.m.
Where: SARRC’s Sybil B. Harrington Campus for Exceptional Children, 300 N. 18th St.
Price: Free
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St. Patricks Day Parade and Faire

This St. Patrick's Day parade, set in downtown Phoenix, features a variety of performers, floats and musical performances. Three stages of Irish music will be playing music, and food and beverage carts will be on-site to provide delicious Irish fare. A beer tasting event presented by Mother Bunch Brewing and Helio Basin Brewing will also be available for those 21 and older.

When: Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.
Where: The Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003
Price: $12
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48 Percent Off Horseback-Riding Lesson at Robinson Ranch

Robinson Ranch is offering a discount on one private horseback-riding lesson. Students will learn safety and riding techniques in an indoor environment. 

Where: Robinson Ranch, 1231 E. Ardmore Road, South Phoenix
Price: $31.50 (48 percent discount off regular price)
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